The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, March 22, 1907, Page 8, Image 8

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One of the Business Men of Drlstow la
Placed Under Arrest Charged With
Setting Fire to His Own and Other
Buildings Last Week.
Ill-Mow , Ni-b. , March 20. Special ( o
The News : Fred Bazolmnn , of the
Bazclmnn Lumber company of this
place , was arrested yesterday by the
town board , charged with the setting
of lire to his own and other buildings.
Bond was placed at $ li,000.
Not being able to give bond , ho ac
companied the sheriff to Butte , Nob.
Trial was sot for April .
Towns Nominate Officers Teachers
Are Chosen.
Stanton , Neb. , March 20. Spqclal to
The News : At a special meeting of
the Stauton school board the following
teachers were re-elected for the en
suing year : J. H. Welch , superinten
dent ; Elsie Ford Piper , principal of
high school ; Lillian E. Jewell , assist
ant ; Lurona Lowls , seventh and
olghth grades ; Bertha Pllgor , llfth and
Hlxth grades ; Josephine Johnson , third
I grade ; Mlunlo Datton , first primary.
I ' > No teachers wore selected for second
primary and fourth grades , the board
desiring to imvo more applicants from
which to choose. The positions vacant
pay $50 per mouth and will bo tilled
as soon as suitable candidates can lie
No Friction'at Niobrara.
Nlobrnni , Neb. , March 20. Special
to The News : A citizens' caucus last
evening placed In nomination two can
didates for the town council , Fred Op-
oceusky and Dr. W. K. GJark. They
are conceded to bo for high license.
The meeting was largely attended and
no friction occurred.
Albion. Neb. , March 20. Special to
The News : The anti-license faction
of the local political organizations held
a caucus last night in the district court
room and placed for the coming city
election the following ticket : For
mayor , Dr. C. 0. Barnes ; for city clerk ,
G. B. McGIll ; city treasurer , W. S.
Price ; city engineer , A. A. Hlgglns ;
alderman , First ward , Frank Day ; Second
end ward , ? . A. Williamson.
The question of license or no II-
, cense Is to bo submitted to the voters
and the olllcors elected nro pladgcd to
carry out the wish of the people in
this matter.
The city election each spring In Al
bion Is one of the hardest fought polit
ical campaigns of the year. The two
factious are very close In number and
the honors of carrying the election are
well divided between the two.
The license people have not hold
their caucus yet.
Raise Wages of Teachers.
Alnsworth , Neb. , March 20. Special
to The News : The school board has
mot in a special session and voted to
extend a call to all of the present
teachers , at a raise of $5 a month over
their present wages. Their work this
year has given general satisfaction.
Death of Mrs. Houner.
Lindsay , Neb. , March 20. Special to
The News : Mrs. Nick Hounnor died
at her homo about seven miles east
of here of cancer of the stomach. Deceased -
ceased has been suffering since last
September and now death came to
her relief. Slit- leaves a widower and
eight children to mourn her loss. Her
mother , Mrs. Gllsdorf. is also living ,
and live brothers and live sisters. De-
censed was forty-eight years old.
Saloon in North Nebraska Town Closed
For Sunday Running.
Verdol , Neb. , March 20. Special to
The News : For violating the Slocum
law by opening up Sundays , the J. F.
Mahln saloon was closed yesterday.
, The lid is nailed down to stay In
lfe' ' I. O. O. F. Doings at Butte.
Bullo , Neb. . March 20. Special to
The News : The I. O. O. F. lodge of
JJutto had a fine blow-out last night.
Twenty-three people from Lynch , a
number from Spencer and some from
Naper were hero to help the boys with
their work. The ladles of Rebokah
lodge served them with an elegant sup
Gotch Makes Rooney Bawl.
Omaha Bee : A local man who saw
the match tells of an Intorcsllng fea-
lure of the wrestle between Gotch and
Roonoy at Chicago last Thursday
night which was not told In the press
, dispatches. Rooney Is the big 220-
'pound policeman who has had It In his
head for a long time that lie could
wrestle and ho has had a special
grudge ngalnts Frank Gotch. Ho had
taken palim to call Gotch a big stiff
and a wind-jammer who didn't know
what wroMtlliig was like and ho had
icon doing coiiHldoruhlo jawing about
tow ho would Umch Gotch a thing or
( lotoh knew all about this Windy
City man's windy work. In fact ho
was not In the best humor over It.
When ho wan In Omaha to wrestle
Farmer Burns last Tuesday night ho
said to a friend ;
"I Intend to get the too hold on that
jig policeman and mnko him squeal
before I got through with him. "
According to the Omaha mnn , Gotch
not only made tills big policeman
Hqueal ; ho mndo him bellow , and In
stead of sounding like a pig ho IB said
to have reminded ono more of n cow.
Ootch clnmped his mighty too hold on
him and tightened and twisted until
Roonoy lot out a holler that could have
boon hoard , It is said , for a block , ami
ho was glad enough to turn over and
Ho down llko a nice little boy.
The follow was not In the match nt
any tlmo and was a more toy in the
hands of the champion.
It Is the belief of the lovers of the
game that Roouey will not say any
morn about Ills and Gotoh'n relative
The Municipal Ticket Named at Ne
llgh Saturday Night Was Endorsed
Monday Night by the Second Cau
cus , Excepting Two Places.
Noligh , Nob. , March 19. Special to
The News : Caucus No. 2 convened
at the court room last evening , al
though the number of qualified voters
failed to reach the altoiidanco of the
Saturday night convention.
M. B. Huffman called the mcellng
to order , after which H. S. Palmer was
elected chairman and E. S. Scoilold
secretary. Harmony prevailed at the
start and indications pointed toward
the endorsement of the Saturday nlglil
ticket. The first ballot on mayor re
sulted In 1(5 ( votes for Kay , 10 for Hat-
Held and ono for Huffman. Mr. Kay
was made the unanimous choice for
mayor. On suspension of the rules
Robt. Wilson was nominated for clly
clerk and Win. B. Uxmbort for Ircas-
urer. The same kind of treatment
was accorded W. L. Staple for city
The only change In Iho enllro Uckct
nominated on Saturday evening Is that
of police judge and councilman In the
First ward. T. Evorson will race with
John M. McAllislor for the ofllco of
police Judge and B. J. Wright will have
a go on election day with T. II. Bren-
ton as councilman from the First ward.
Pierce Attorneys Pleased With New
Judge Madison County Case.
Pierce , Neb. , March 20. Special to
The News : District court is in ses
sion hero this week with the new
Judge Welch presiding. The jury
does not come until next week so that
the court's attention Is taken up with
equity work. A number of minor cas
es have been disposed of. The most
Important case tried is that of Norrls
Leo against Pierce county involving
the location of various section lines.
Judge Welch has made a most fa
vorable impression and opinions arc
freely expressed that the judge will
make an ideal jurist.
In the case of the state against Rob
ert Schlaack from Madison county , ac
cused of hunting without a license , de
fendant pleaded guilty and received
, the minimum fine.
Commission , Under Measure , Will
Have Authority to Change Rates and
New Rates Must Become Effective
Within Thirty Ddays Pure Food.
Lincoln , Neb. , March 20. Special to
The News : In the senate this mornIng -
Ing the bill empowering the Nebraska
railway commission to lower railroad
rates was passed by a vote of 31 to 0.
It will now go to the governor. The
commission has power to alter such
schedules after giving railroads a hearIng -
Ing and after publishing the now rates
for thirty days.
The senate passed the Burns pure
food bill. The measure requires among
other things that all packages bo la
beled with the net > wcjght.
An advertising campaign that grows
all the time means a store that "keeps
step. "
Sioux City Architect Was Conferred
With and Said Colonial Building
Would bo Better Pronounced Old
Walla Unsafe Foundation Safe.
Members of the board of education
state that the board lias not committed
Itself to any special plan for the re
placing of tho'high school building
destroyed by lira on Sunday , March
10. The board according to Individual
members Is as much open as over to
HUKnestlous from Norfolk citizens.
Members declare that no "pot plan"
exists for the rebuilding of the school
house and that tholr'only considera
tion will bo to secure the most ( satis
factory structure possible for a rea
sonable expenditure of money.
Dr. P. II. Sailor was quite emphatic
In a statement yesterday that-ho had
at this time no special plans in mind
for the rebuilding of the school. Ho
did not consider the matter far enough
advanced to warrant definite decision.
Ho had held bin opinion entirely in
abeyance , ho said , until possible plans
could bo presented for comparison.
Fop New Board.
Dr. II. J. Cole also emphasized Dr.
Sailor's suggestion that the board was
In a rocoptlvo mood in regard to plans
for the now building. The board musl
secure the views of a number of com
petent architects , Including J. C. Stilt
of Norfolk , who designed the old high
school building. President Cole , who
retires from the board Ihls spring ,
also said that the question of plans
and contracts would bo ono for the
now board lo decide.
Immedlaloly following the flro sev
eral members of the board wore in
clined to advocate a rather radical de
parture from the existing plan of the
high school building. They suggested
a smaller , more compact building for
exclusive high school purposes , the
lower grades In the present high school
building to bo provided for in wings
to bo constructed on two of the pres
ent ward Schools. This plan , Informally
mally outlined at the lirst meeting of
the board following the lire , seems to
bo less strongly supported today.
J. P. Elsontraut , president of the
firm of Elsentraul-Colby-Pollcngor Co. ,
Sioux City architects , held a confer
ence with members of the board Mon
day evening as mentioned in yester
day's News. Train connections
chanced to throw Mr. Elsontraut In
Norfolk for several hours Monday and
he took advantage of the time to In
spect the high school building. His
views as expressed at the Informal
meeting of Iho board Monday evening
apparently made a considerable Im
pression on the members who were
Pronounced Wall Unsafe.
Mr. Eisentraut stated that the slone
foundation was still firm but pro
nounced the wall of the building to bo
unsafe for rebuilding. The Sioux City
architect declared thai If Iho old foun
dation was to be used any mtaerial
changes In the plans of the building
would bo inadvisable. It would , > bo
impractical , ho said , to construct a
building in part on a firmly settled
foundation and part on now founda
tion. For the same reason lie said
lhat the pressure placed on the old
foundation in Its several parts should
1)0 the same as in the original plans.
Suggests Colonial Plan.
Mr. Elscnlraut thought the building
could bo rebuilt on the old foundation ,
using the old plans , at a cost of about
$24,000 Including the cost of a heat
ing plant. Or , lie said , n now buildIng -
Ing of colonial design , attractive to
the eye and giving larger floor ca
pacity , could bo constructed on a new
foundation for $30,000. Salvage from
the old building would reduce this cosl
to $27,000. These latter plans were
said to glvo a ton-foot foundation , pro
viding for gymnasium , manual trainIng -
Ing and dressing rooms , and to fur
nish over a thousand feet of more
working surface on the upper Moors.
Heating and water connections were
also included in the estlmaled cost.
Sontimonl along Norfolk avenue is
slrongly favorable to the use of the
existing foundation and , If possible , of
the still standing walls In reconstrucl-
ing Iho building. H. C. Matrau , secre
tary of the board of education , stated
yesterday to The News that he felt
like many other citizens that the old
foundation ought to bo adhered to un
less it could 1)0 clearly shown that
such a course was inexpedient. The
old stone foundation represented too
many thousand dollars , ho said , to be
lightly push'ed asldo In rebuilding.
Old Soldiers of North Nebraska to
Gather July 3 , 4 , 5 and 6.
Noligh , Neb. , March 20. Special to
The News : The dates for the North
east Nebraska district G. A. R. re
union has been announced by the com
mittee and arc July 2 , 3 , 4 and 5. The
reunion this year will bo held in this
clly at Riverside park. For the past
week work has boon rapidly pushed
on the camp grounds.
It Is the plan of the business mon
of Nellgh to have ono of the largest
Fourth of July celebrations In this
part of the state. With the usual
large attendance at the old soldiers
gathering each year , It is without
doubt that the business people of No-
Huh can look forward to a big crowd
on the celebration of Independence
Tommy McCollum Accidentally Springs
Trigger ) Shoots Head Off.
Randolph , Nob. , Murch 18. Special
to Tlio News : Tammy McCollum ,
aged fourteen , was Itistnntly killed by
the nccldontnl discharge of a shotgun
at 3 o'clock , In front of his molher's
hoime , while returning from a hunt
ing trip with a companion , Hey Stunrt.
The lads had climbed Into a farm
er'H wagon and when the reached town
they wore In a hurry to get out. In
hit ) liastc , the McCollum lad grasped
his gun , drew It toward himself and
caught the trigger on the wagon box.
The charge blew the top of ills head
The lad's mother Is very highly es
teemed and the community's sympa
thy goes out to her. The companion ,
lloy Stuart , is a son of Postmaster
County Attorney Koetilgsteln Fllec
Complaint Against William Degner
for "Cruelty to Animals , " and He
Pleaded Guilty In Court.
, A complaint drawn up under the
state statutes forbidding cruelty to
animals and subscribed by County Attorney
tornoy Jack Koenigstein was flle <
Wednesday against William Degner
the Norfolk man who pulled Ills horse's
tongue out Tuesday morning In at
tempting to overcome bulky tendon
cles on the part of the horse. The
complaint was entered In the justice
court of 0. C. I ambert about noon
Mr. Degner was summoned before the
court. Ho admitted the charge , plead
ed guilty and asked that the court be
lenient as the offense was entirely un
premeditated. Judge Lambert llstcnec
to the pica , assessing the mlulmun
line of $5 anil costs against Degnor
The line was paid. The justice also
ordered that the mutilated horse be
killed during the afternoon.
The action of William Degner Tues
day morning In pulling out his horse" ,
tongue In an effort to make the anl
mal move forward was placed before
County Attorney Jack Koenigstein 01
his return from Madison at night
The county attorney investigated th
case Wednesday morning , announcing
that as a result of his investigation h
would act OH the complaints lodge (
with him. Mr. Koenigstein said tha
a complaint charging cruelty to an
mals would be drawn up in his offlc
Wednesday and fllqd against Mr. Deg
nor in a local justice court during th
The penalty under the state statute
covering cruelty to animals provide
as punishment for such cruelty to an
Imals a line of from $5 to $50.
M. D. Tyler , Candidate for Board , Tell
Where He Stands.
By far the most Important ( inestioi
before the people of Norfolk at thi
time Is that of the reconstruction o
the high school building , and the voters
ers are entitled to know where th
candidates for membership of th
hoard of education stand upon th
The building ns it stood , so far a
least as the exterior plan was concerned
corned , was the just pride of all ou
While everybody concedes the ne
cessity of replacing the high schoo
building , everybody likewise demand
that it be done at the least possibl
cost consistent with good construction
It seems to bo conceded that b
preserving the exterior plan of the oh
building and making use of the wall
now standing , a salvage of at leas
$10.000 can be made , while if thes
walls and foundation are torn clown
the salvage will not be more than $3
500 ( Indeed , according to the best in
formation I can get , it would not b
so much as that ) thus showing a difference
feronco In favor of preserving the ou' '
line and standing walls of the presen
building of at least $0,500.
As to the interior arrangement o
the building , this can , of course , b
changed if need bo to increase the coi
venienco and utility of the building.
For one I am in favor of retainin
the exterior plan of the old building
and of preserving the foundation .nni
walls of the same just as far as pos
slblo to the end that the cost to th
taxpayers of the city may bo reducc (
to the minimum and that they be re
quired to carry just as small a burde
as possible. I am not in favor of tear
Ing down the walls and foundation o
the old building excepting to the extent
tent only that they have been damagcc
by the fire.
The voting of $24,000 of bonds doe
not mean that the whole will have t
bo Issued. Only such an amoim
should bo issued as Is necessary to re
place the building along the line
above indicated.
M. D. Tyler.
All persons are warned not to harbo
or trust my son , Otto Christian , on in
account , as I will hereafter not bo re
sponslblo for any bills contracted b
him. Carl Christian.
Beyerlc Brothers at Butte Found the
Balance of the Money Which Was
Stolen From the Butte Postofficc
Last May Had Not Been Handled.
Butte , Nob. , March 20. Special to
The News : The citizens of Dutte
wore very much surprised yesterday
when the Beyerle Bros , brought to
Ight the money-order sack containing
itiO , the remainder of the stolen post-
) IIlco money that was taken from the
Butte postofllco last May.
There was something over $1,000 in
ill ( nken and'all of the stolen proper
ty has now been recovered but a few
dollars. The sack was found In the
coal house near where the postal sack
was found in the coal house near
was discovered soon after the rob
The money had never been handled
as it was all in silver and some of It
was In $2 and $3 rolls , composed of
5 and 10 cent pieces.
Henry and Ed Beyerlo were paint
ing the residence of Mrs. A. U. Arm
strong and went to put the paint in
the coal house when the discovery was
The sack was found buried In the
cobs and wood that had been In the
coal house since before the robbery.
Death of a Child.
The little two-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. George Scott died Tues
day afternoon. Death resulted from
pneumonia. The funeral will bo hold
at 9iO : : o'clock Thursday morning at
the Scott homo at the Junction. In
terment will be at the Prospect Hill
Trainer Arrives at Norfolk Track With
Four Head of Racers.
Horsemen are becoming enthusiast
ic over tile prospects for tills season's
racing meet in Norfolk. Norfolk has
been In the North Nebraska Short
Shipment Racing circuit for two years.
Last year witnessed the erection of
new stables at the local racing
grounds. At the same time the track
was placed in an Improved condition.
Race horses that will carry off hon
ors during the coming season in north
Nebraska are being brought to the
training quarters In Norfolk. John
Keener has four head of race horses
In Norfolk now and it is expected that
live or six more horses will bo placed
in training during the next week or
ten days.
Mr. Keener has placed the follow
ing horses in training at the quarters
of the Norfolk racing club :
Republican , jr. , trotter , sired by Re
publican 2:19y4. :
Mattle La Mor , four-year-old trotter ,
by Major McTJer.
Tommy Rimac , three-year-old trot
ter , by Rlmac 2:20 : , he by Robert Mc
Gregor 2:17 : V4.
Minnie Marks , four-year-old , by John
Northwestern Will Obey This Law as
It Obeys Every Other Law , Says
High Official Quick Changes by
Revolutionary Measures.
"The Northwestern will obey the
two-cent passenger faro law just as
it obeys every other law , " was the ex
pression of Vice President W. A. Gard
ner of the Northwestern railroad in
Norfolk Wednesday. Beyond stating
that the intent of the law was clear
enough , Mr. Gardner did not discuss
the future aspects of the situation at
this time for the reason that all at
tention is concentrated on making ad
justments to meet the now situation ,
This situation Mr. Gardner charac
terized as "revolutionary. " Not one
state but many states through which
the Northwestern passes have passed
radical legislation affecting the trans
portation companies. The combined
effect of all this radical legislation Is
"revolutionary" and the hurried and
enforced adjustment demanded pre
sents a very serious problem to the
railroads. It Is the problem of meet
ing this present situation and not the
problem of planning a future course
of action that confronts the western
railroad world at this time.
Vice President Gardner was In Nor
folk for about twenty minutes Wednes
day noon. Mr. Gardner is making a
trip over the Nebraska and Wyoming
division of the company's lines , leav
ing Norfolk at 1 o'clock enrouto to
Lander , Wyo. The vice president was
ut ed uy
WM imm w * *
M with the P
awiof v ir ) BUU.V
accompanied by L. S. Carrel of Chicago
cage , purchasing agent for the North
western. General Manager Frank
Walters of Omaha and General Su
perintendent S. M. Braden of Norfolk
were also members of the party. Su
perintendent Reynolds accompanied
the party as far west as Long Pine.
Mr. Gardner Is making an inspec
tion trip. As he came west , ho said ,
he was Impressed with the signs of
nn apparently prosperous spring sea
son approaching.
While Some Are Deferring Building
Operations Until Lumber Prices Go
Down , Others Believe Prices Will
Never Again be Low.
With the approach of the spring
building season Norfolk citizens who
expect to erect new homes during the
next few months are beginning to con
sult lumber dealers and contractors.
While the building season is still
some weeks distant the indications
point to a healthy volume of building
operations in Norfolk this year.
Local lumbermen say that at least
fifty" new homes wore erected in this
city last year. Men In touch with the
situation expect to see about the same
number built this year. One lumber
man was called on to figure on eight
new houses last week. These project
ed houses are for the most part well
constructed cottages to be occupied by
the owners. New residents are com
ing to Norfolk. Men who have been
renters are planning to build homes
of their own.
Out In the surrounding country
among the farmers the building opera
tions are even more extensive than in
Norfolk. The farmers , reflecting the
prosperity of the country , are building
new houses , are putting up commodi
ous barns and yard buildings. The
average farm building has ceased to
be a loosely built shed and is becom
ing a substantial structure on a brick
or stone foundation.
The chief factor In limiting the
amount of building to bo carried on in
Norfolk Is the existing high , prices on
all kinds of building materials. Many
look at the high prices as something
temporary and accordingly are defer
ring improvements until the expected
"fall" orc'-nrs. On the other hand It is
claimed that the day of low priced
lumber Is forever passed In America.
The lumber Interests are beginning to
see that the forest supplies are limit
ed. The reign of the "forest butcher"
Is past. The reorganization of the
lumber business on a basis that con
siders the future as well as the pres
ent means higher prices regardless of
trusts , combinations or money mar
In the business district of Norfolk
few changes of moment have been an
nounced. One hew building is to go
up on Norfolk avenue on the lot east
of the Beels block. J. W. Ransom ,
agent for George H. Bishop , has made
arrangements with W. M. Gobler for
the erection of a two story concrete-
block building on this lot The build
ing will be 25x180 and when complet
ed will be occupied by E. H. Walters ,
the furniture man.
Prefers Penitentiary to Gregory Coun
ty Jail.
Fairfax , S. D. , March 20. Special to
The News : J. M. McMullon , the sher
iff of tills county , returned from Sioux
Falls and Yankton last evening. Ho
took the young man named Brill who
stole a team of horses from a farmer
east of Fairfax about six weeks ago ,
to Yankton to plead guilty and get a
sentence of one year in the state pen
itentiary at Sioux Falls.
The young man thought that as
the best plan as he did not like to
stay In the Gregory county Jail until
court meets.
Mica Axle Grease
Best lubricant for axles in the
world long wearing and very ad
Makes a heavy load draw like a
light one. Saves half the wear on
wagon and team , and increases the
earning capacity of your outfit.
Ask your dealer for Mica Axle